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Krishna Mohannamma
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I want to pass SCJP 1.6. I have experience in java development. I do know programming and I have done good amount coding for living. I need to pass SCJP as early as possible. If I buy a simulator or a questions set/mock exams set and practice them, will I be able to pass SCJP? Do I need to study KS & BB and things like that? Any recommendations ?


Thanks in advance,
Krishnam
 
Larry Chung
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Hi Krishna,

There is really no fast path to scoring well in the SCJP because it requires having practice with the SCJP exam style of questioning. Also, no matter how experienced you may be as a software developer, you will do well to study all the nuances of the following exam topics:

Declarations, Initialization, and Scoping
Flow Control
API Contents
Concurrency
OO Concepts
Collections/Generics
Fundamentals

Even seasoned programmers have a few blindspots in any of those topics. So, it is a good idea to participate in JavaRanch discussions and to study KS & BB. Finally, doing a good amount of coding for a living (as I also do) somehow is not preparation enough for sitting still to answer 60 exam questions in three hours or less. It requires exercising with some mock exams under simulated conditions to get in shape for the SCJP. That test-taking stamina should be built up. Come to think of it, it's like getting ready to compete in the Olympics.
 
Jehaan Butt
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I agree with Larry. The SCJP exam has quite a few strange corner cases which are tested, and they can be very very difficult to spot. But practising the code in K&B's book is a good way to get some of the odd concepts clear.
 
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Study hard and then take the mock exams. They will tell you where you stand. Good luck with your preparation
 
Devaka Cooray
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Welcome to JavaRanch, Krishna
You may also want to check the ScjpFaq and ScjpMockTests.
 
Krishna Mohannamma
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Thanks guys, I understand that I should read standard books to pass SCJP. I think I am back in college ... Oh, god, I should start remembering a lot of things...
 
Krishna Mohannamma
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Mocktest s stuff is really great... Thanks Devaka Cooray
 
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